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by Bob
Sun May 23, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 17 thru May 23 2010
Replies: 185
Views: 20032

Gordon: I've been using an Omega boar brush for some time now. Although I like it, it's certainly not worth crowing about, and I forget to list it. By the way, how did your Omega experiment go?
by Bob
Sat May 22, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 17 thru May 23 2010
Replies: 185
Views: 20032

Gillette '58 TV Super Speed w/ Euro-Gillette blade
Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shave Soap

No aftershave today.
by Bob
Fri May 21, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: chime in with your favorite aftershave
Replies: 70
Views: 16080

I can't recommend the Harris Pink highly enough. It's simply superb. And, I've like the Taylor's colognes/aftershaves I've tried, as well. For the third, I'll put in a recommendation for Caswell-Massey's No. 6. It's relatively inexpensive, works well, and has very pleasant fragrance with some citrus...
by Bob
Fri May 21, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 17 thru May 23 2010
Replies: 185
Views: 20032

Gillette '58 TV Super Speed w/ Euro-Gillette blade
Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shave Soap
Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet Aftershave
by Bob
Thu May 20, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 17 thru May 23 2010
Replies: 185
Views: 20032

Gillette '58 TV Super Speed w/ a Euro-Gillette blade
Coates Lime Shave Cream
Caswell-Massey No. 6 Shave Balm, cut with No. 6 Cologne to reduce viscosity and boost fragrance endurance
by Bob
Mon May 17, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: phones: switch to droid, i phone or upgrade the blackberry
Replies: 26
Views: 3533

Sam, the note taking app I use also takes voice notes. I've found that it's pretty handy to hit the icon and dictate something. To be honest, I'm no texting wizard. Even though the Droid keyboard is pretty good, it's just easier for me to give myself a verbal reminder. But, I just forgot that the ne...
by Bob
Mon May 17, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: phones: switch to droid, i phone or upgrade the blackberry
Replies: 26
Views: 3533

I've been using an Android phone for about six months now, Sam, and I really like it. It's the Motorola Droid. Both of my law partners are using the Droid as well, including my technology-challenged partner. The keyboard is quite good on the Droid. The touchscreen takes a bit of getting used to, but...
by Bob
Thu May 13, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 10 thru May 16 2010
Replies: 198
Views: 22310

Gillette '58 TV Super Speed w/ Euro-Gillette blade
Coates Lime Shave Cream
Caswell-Massey No. 6 Aftershave
Caswell-Massey No. 6 Cologne, to boot
by Bob
Wed May 12, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 10 thru May 16 2010
Replies: 198
Views: 22310

Gillette '58 Super Speed w/ Euro-Gillette blade Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shave Soap Thayer's Peach Witch Hazel DR Harris Arlington Cologne The peach witch hazel is a decent aftershave. The peach scent fades quickly, and the formula does not sting. The label claims that there is an astringent effect, a...
by Bob
Mon May 10, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 10 thru May 16 2010
Replies: 198
Views: 22310

Gillette '58 TV Super Speed w/ Euro-Gillette blade
Truefitt & Hill Luxury Shave Soap
No aftershave (!)
by Bob
Sat May 08, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: May 3 thru May 9 2010
Replies: 181
Views: 20717

Gillette '58 TV Special Super Speed
Gillette "Swede"
Coates Lime Shave Cream
Caswell-Massey No. 6 Aftershave

A setup that's hard to beat, for me anyway. They're all excellent performers, and the citrus scents are a pleasant wake-me-up.
by Bob
Thu May 06, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Candidus blades
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Thanks for the leads, Nick. I'll be sure to check them out. I'm not the fellow from Lawrenceville, by the way. My interest is purely for my own account, not to sell to others. Frankly, I'm not in acquisition mode anyway. I have a few razors I've never even put to my face, which is a pity.
by Bob
Wed May 05, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Candidus blades
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

If they're stainless, Nick, I'd give them a go. Last year, I used a package of stainless steel Gillettes from the Sixties, and got excellent results.

Have you found a good antiques source for shaving gear? I recall seeing some out in Blawnox, but not much of a selection.
by Bob
Mon May 03, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: GFT Violet SC
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Gordon! Sam! Why can't one of you just bite the bullet and buy a brand new pot? Then you can tell me if it's safe to buy yet. :wink:
by Bob
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Soap question
Replies: 44
Views: 4193

Well, Gordon, I guess I'll just wait a bit longer. Perhaps I'll fill the time with one of those pots of DR Harris Rose that Chris Fisher was commenting upon favorably.
by Bob
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumper's Violet Soap question
Replies: 44
Views: 4193

Jani, as I recall, there were still tubes of the "old" violet cream being sold when all the pots on the market were filled with the "new", wretched, formulation. It's possible that the tube of cream you sniffed a couple of years back was the old stuff, not the new. So, here I sit, still wondering if...
by Bob
Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: SMF Wars. Chapter IV - A New Hope.
Replies: 126
Views: 14017

My thanks to Vince, the admins and mods for the hosting move. Well done, all.
by Bob
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 24
Views: 3701

I did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit a few weeks ago. I've really been enjoying it. The new Taskbar, Jumplists, and Libraries are my favorite features. Thus far, it's been rock-solid, and I'm glad I made the switch.
by Bob
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Clinique Post-Shave Healer
Replies: 9
Views: 1722

I do find the price a bit off-putting. Let's face it: Clinique is not spending a lot of money on packaging this product. It comes in a cheap plastic bottle, not a cut glass container. Furthermore, it's not truly scentless. It has a rather medicinal odor, but that fades rather quickly. Harris' produc...
by Bob
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Evening cocktail
Replies: 44
Views: 4498

Try a martini. You can adjust the amount of vermouth until you find a ratio of gin:vermouth that suits you. Or, how about a Tom Collins? Scotch and soda? There are many websites out there with suggestions. You can browse, pick up some ingredients, and make a variety of cocktails, until you find one ...